John Newton Quote

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I am not the man I ought to be, I am not the man I wish to be and I am not the man I hope to be, but, by the grace of God, I am not the man I used to be.

From 1 Corinthians 15:10:  “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me has not been in vain.  On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I but the grace of God that is with me.”

John Newton (1725-1807) was an English pastor who also was a writer of several hymns, including the beloved “Amazing Grace.”  His early life is filled with contrasts, when compared to his later life.  He served as a ship’s captain during the slave trade, but later renounced his work after his conversion to Christianity.  He became an outspoken opponent of the slave trade later in his life.

John Newton Quote

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I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.  (taken from lyrics of “Amazing Grace.”)

From Hebrews 4:16:  “Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

John Newton (1725-1807) was an English pastor who also was a writer of several hymns, including the beloved “Amazing Grace.”  His early life is filled with contrasts, when compared to his later life.  He served as a ship’s captain during the slave trade, but later renounced his work after his conversion to Christianity.  He became an outspoken opponent of the slave trade later in his life.

John Newton Quote

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Jesus did not tell parables to confirm well-known truths, but rather to shatter well-known truths.

From John 8:31-32:  “Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, ‘If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.'”

John Newton (1725-1807) was an English pastor who also was a writer of several hymns, including the beloved “Amazing Grace.”  His early life is filled with contrasts, when compared to his later life.  He served as a ship’s captain during the slave trade, but later renounced his work after his conversion to Christianity.  He became an outspoken opponent of the slave trade later in his life.

John Newton Quote

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Here is the humble confidence of faith–that what God begins shall not miscarry and those whom He leads shall not be lost.

From Mark 10:43-45:  “But it is not so among you; instead, whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.  For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many.”

John Newton (1725-1807) was an English pastor who also was a writer of several hymns, including the beloved “Amazing Grace.”  His early life is filled with contrasts, when compared to his later life.  He served as a ship’s captain during the slave trade, but later renounced his work after his conversion to Christianity.  He became an outspoken opponent of the slave trade later in his life.

John Newton Quote

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God sometimes does His work with gentle drizzle, not storms.

From Deuteronomy 32:2-3:  “May my teaching drop like the rain, my speech condense like the dew, like gentle rain on grass, like showers on new growth.  For I will proclaim the name of the Lord, ascribe greatness to our God!”

John Newton (1725-1807) was an English pastor who also was a writer of several hymns, including the beloved “Amazing Grace.”  His early life is filled with contrasts, when compared to his later life.  He served as a ship’s captain during the slave trade, but later renounced his work after his conversion to Christianity.  He became an outspoken opponent of the slave trade later in his life.